Brian Powell

Advocate of ideas with business
and social impact

Co-owner and Managing Partner, Matchfire – an award-winning design and digital agency specializing in brand purpose with offices in Dallas, NYC and San Luis Obispo.

Marketing Advisor to social enterprise start-ups and non-profits.

Guest Lecturer at University of Texas at Austin and SMU on Purpose-Driven Marketing to both undergrad and graduate level students.

Non-profit Board Member, and Co-Chair of Marketing & Fundraising Committee of Heart House, a Dallas education nonprofit serving refugee children with social emotional learning.

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Brian Powell Bio

Brian is an integrated marketing leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong advocate of ideas with business and social impact. His career spans branding, product development, advertising, business development, promotions, digital, non-profit fundraising, and cause marketing for some of the most iconic brands including Pizza Hut, American Heart Association, Adobe, UNICEF, Nokia, Electrolux, Caesars Entertainment, Livestrong,
Dr Pepper, Alzheimer’s Association,, Make A Wish, American Airlines, and more. He has a passion for collaborating with start-ups and emerging brands to find and articulate their true purpose that enables sustainable growth.

Brian is the Managing Partner of Matchfire, a design and digital agency focused on social purpose. He is a board member of Heart House, an education nonprofit serving refugee children; a marketing advisor to social enterprise start-ups; and a guest lecturer on marketing with meaning at SMU and The University of Texas. Prior to Matchfire, Brian held senior positions at TracyLocke, cofounded a design consultancy, and started his career at The Richards Group, the nation’s largest independently owned ad agency. He graduated with High Honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Science in Advertising and a minor in Business.

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